Year 1

Click here to view the curriculum plan for the Y1 class for the school year 2020-2021

Welcome Back  Year 1

We are  really looking forward to the new school term and continuing your child's learning. Hopefully school will  look a little more normal and we can get back to going on some visits! The information on this page provides you with the broad objectives we will be covering this term and year.

I will be using Class Dojo to set homework weekly on Fridays and would like it done by the following Wednesday please and submitted via Class Dojo. Your child will have a homework book to complete this in sent home. Please keep this at home .

Our topic this term is AUTUMN and this will run through most of our different subject areas. As of yet we are unsure whether we can have a trip but will keep you informed , in class we have our own Sherwood Lodge role play and reading den area anyway. In Art we will be leaf printing, DT sewing leaves and in Science and Geography looking at woodland animals and their habitats and the four seasons respectively .

In Music we will listen to Vivaldi's four seasons and in particular Autumn and think about the images it suggests and how it makes us feel. As well as composing and playing along to Leroy Andersons ," Sleigh Ride " nearer Christmas and taking part in all of the specialist music provision Mrs Thompson-Smith provides.

Our PE lessons will resume this year and we will be doing "The daily mile" as much as we can and learn how to play invasion games. Please make sure your childs' PE kit is in school and labelled .

In Literacy we will be reading fairytale stories and traditional tales .We will read plays of The Three Little Pigs and Cinderella and act some of these stories out with finger puppets. Our role play area is set up with a fairytale tent and our small world are too so that the children can read stories and play out these storis.

Our Maths continues to follow the Abacus scheme and you all have links to access the online maths games and support.

In Art we will paint observational portraits ,make line drawings from the natural world  and also study the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy and draw in the style of Pablo Picasso.

In RE we will be learning about the GOD and the INCARNATION  -The  birth of Jesus . We will also learn about Salvation before Easter examining why Easter matters to Christians. Lastly we will look at Divali -The Festival of Lights from the Hindu faith.

Mrs Kiddy will  teach Science to the children focussing on Investigating plants and animals including humans and then food chains and inheritance. 

I hope this gives you a flavour of the exciting things we are going to study this term and help you widen and support the children's learning from home.

Here's to a productive and continued exciting learning journey for your children ,

Mrs Hindle and Mrs Wiseman 

Here are some other policies which parents of children in Y1 may find useful 

Reading Policy

Phonics Policy

Phonics Guide for parents


Here are some photographs of last years children creating their own sunflower paintings after looking at Van Gogh's painting of SUNFLOWERS! Looking some fab Art work this year to display too !